The Hindu Vocabulary (Lead Article – Returning to school 17 months later) – 14 September, 2021



  1. Unprecedentedly (adverb) – in a manner/situation that is not experienced before.
  2. Business as usual (phrase) – a normal state of affairs, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, regularity.
  3. Stick to (phrasal verb) – abide by, keep, adhere to, hold to.
  4. In terms of (phrase) – with regard to, regarding/concerning, in connection with.
  5. Stay clear of (phrase) – avoid, avoid dealing with, have nothing to do with, shun, eschew.
  6. Prescribed (adjective) – advised, recommended, suggested, stipulated, determined, required.
  7. Articulate (verb) – express, pronounce, state, point out.
  8. Acknowledge (verb) – accept, recognize, realize.
  9. Sort (noun) – type, kind, category.
  10. Cite (verb) – refer to, adduce, make reference to, invoke.
  11. Come under (phrasal verb) – be classified as.
  12. Conceptualise (verb) – envisage, envision, contemplate, think about.
  13. Attain (verb) – achieve, accomplish, reach, obtain, gain.
  14. Terminology (noun) – terms, expressions, words, language, parlance.
  15. Comprehend (verb) – understand, realize, fathom.
  16. Circumstances (noun) – situation, condition.
  17. Pose (verb) – constitute, present, create, cause (a problem or danger or risk).
  18. Impatient (adjective) – irritated, annoyed, angry; restless, agitated, nervous/anxious.
  19. Short-tempered (adjective) – ill-tempered, bad-tempered, fiery, volatile.
  20. Grasp (verb) – understand, comprehend, follow, apprehend.
  21. Chronically (adverb) – continuously, constantly, unabatingly.
  22. Attribute to (verb) – ascribe, assign, connect/associate with.
  23. Ethos (noun) – morality, attitudes, beliefs, principles; spirit, character.
  24. Distinguish (verb) – differentiate, separate, set apart, make different.
  25. Influence (noun) – control, sway, hold, leverage.
  26. Relentlessly (adverb) – continuously, persistently, firmly/determinedly, continuously in an intense way.
  27. Suppress (verb) – control, contain, restrain. 
  28. Parroting (noun) – a method of teaching/learning to repeat exactly what someone else says, without understanding it or thinking about its meaning.
  29. Parrot (Verb) – repeat mindlessly/mechanically, say again (without thinking).
  30. Counter-productive (adjective) – harmful, damaging, dangerous/destructive.
  31. Dreaded (adjective) – frightening, frightful, terrifying.
  32. Steam (noun) – vigour, momentum, power, force, energy.
  33. Intimately (adverb) – uniquely, exclusively, personally.
  34. Necessarily (adverb) – inevitably, certainly, surely.
  35. Endure (verb) – tolerate, withstand, sustain, put up with, go along with, suffer.
  36. Chore (noun) – a (small) job/task that is done regularly.
  37. Curriculum (noun) – syllabus, course of studies, subjects. (curricula is the plural form of the curriculum).
  38. Take something in one’s stride (phrase) – to deal with a problem or difficulty in a calm & easy way and not allow it to have an effect on you.
  39. Relentless (adjective) – constant, continuous, non-stop, unceasing.
  40. Addictive (adjective) – habit-forming, compelling, causing dependency.
  41. Persist (verb) – continue, remain, linger, stay.
  42. Mutation (noun) – a significant and basic “alteration/variation”.
  43. Off-balance (adjective) – uneven, unevenly balanced, out of line.
  44. Uncanny (adjective) – unnatural, mysterious, strange, abnormal.
  45. Deprivation (noun) – privation, hardship, destitution, neediness, distress.
  46. Ordeal (noun) – painful experience, unpleasant experience, trouble, difficulty, misery.
  47. Incur (verb) – induce, cause, give rise to, bring on.
  48. Better off (phrase) – in a more advantageous position.
  49. Aesthetic (noun) – artistic, elegant, exquisite; attractive, pleasing.
  50. Heal (verb) – alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve, ease, lessen, mitigate (distress or anguish).
  51. Ceremonial (adjective) – formal, official.
  52. Devote (verb) – allocate, assign, allot, commit, give, dedicate.
  53. Marginalised (adjective) – treated as insignificant, treated as unimportant, neglected.
  54. Resumption (noun) – reopening, restarting, recommencement. 
  55. Nourishing (adjective) – good for one, wholesome, healthy, beneficial, sustaining, strengthening.
  56. Linear (adjective) – sequential, direct.
  57. Wooden (adjective) – unnatural, clumsy, awkward, lifeless, emotionless.
  58. Pedagogy (noun) – teaching: specifically, teacher actions (teaching methods) that promote student learning.
  59. Deliberate (verb) – discuss, weigh up, think about, think over, ponder, consider, contemplate, reflect on, give thought to.

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